going anywhere

the way to do is be
two circular stones
revealed from pockets,
yours and mine.

the way, dear grief, is open
your thoughts on him—
desert ridge at dusk
you walk back in the starlight.

be next day lost oasis
creekbed shadow in November sun
warm breeze across your open palm.
the ease of quiet
the love that isn’t going anywhere

11/07/23 for Jaime - Joshua Tree, CA